The World Internet Conference is a worldwide Internet-focused event hosted annually by the Cyberspace Administration of China and Zhejiang Provincial People's Government. It is the conference of highest level that has the most participants in China, and also the top-level summit around the world. The conference is aimed to provide an international platform for China to connect itself with the world and a Chinese platform for the Internet governance based on international collaboration and common interests, so that all countries can have win-win cooperation by seeking consensus through communications.
The annual conference has been a success for five years since 2014 and will be held every year in Wuzhen, China. Each conference has seen more than 1,500 VIPs from governments, international organizations, business community, research institutions and NGOs. Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony of the World Internet Conference 2015 and delivered a keynote speech, proposing the "four principles" for advancing the reform of global Internet governance and the "five proposals" for building a community of shared future in cyberspace, which was widely agreed by the international community.
The previous conferences have also invited business tycoons like Jack Ma from Alibaba, Pony Ma from Tencent, Robin Li from Baidu, Ding Lei from Netease, Tim Cook from Apple, and Steve Mollenkopf from Qualcomm in an effort to explore the future of the Internet.